Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Busy with school prep

We were perusing the fabric store for something specific awhile back and found a variety of fun colorful nylon fabrics that got my wheels turning...  Noah will be heading into the big world of kindergarten this fall and I prefer that he carry something distinctive and NOT themed with licensed images.  Even with the fabric being a clearance find, the cost of zippers and fabric and strap make this likely to cost more than the products I might have found at the store. Then you add how many hours building it up, and it's hardly worth it, except that he likes it :)

Here's the finished product!

Built from:
I drew up my own pattern based upon backpacks we have.
And got this stash of products:

I included organizer elements in the front "pencil pocket".

The bottle pockets fit perfectly!

There are a couple things that didn't go as planned, but I think it will work just fine anyway...

Did you notice the light padding to make it comfortable on his back?

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I think I will be able to find him in the crowd with his yellow with blue and orange trim backpack.

Now, we just have to get to the store to fill it with the long list the of supplies that the school requires...